The OKR Podcast

The OKR Podcast

Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO

Innovating & Mobilizing Faster at AstraZeneca

Cindy Hoots, CIO at AstraZeneca, sits down with Deidre to share her unique perspective on driving innovation at speed and scale. Cindy shares the importance of operationalizing the strategy and how it helped get everyone aligned and focused on outcomes.

About Cindy Hoots
Cindy Hoots is a Chief Digital Officer and CIO at AstraZeneca, leading a step-change in how the company embraces digital technology to enable their strategy. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Cindy was the Global Vice President, Technology at Unilever, where she was accountable for all technology in 140 global markets. She also held a variety of leadership roles at companies, such as BAT, SABMiller, ITT Corporation.

About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on Outcome Mindset™ and tapping into ambition.

Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.

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